Units of Competency

Name Details Prerequisite Co-requisites
Compensation Advocate Level 1
MILADC001
This Unit of Competency is the first part of a training program which is designed to provide a new entrant into Compensation Advocacy training with the skills and knowledge to be able to complete a primary claim under any of the Acts governing military rehabilitation and compensation, while under the supervision of a more experienced advocate. The training pathway consists of a number of components, all of which must be satisfactorily completed before a Level 1 certificate can be issued. During the whole training process, the candidate must have a mentor and an on-the-job overseer to assist them in skills development. (The mentor and the overseer may be the same person.) The training pathway assumes the candidates gain their knowledge and skills on the basis of 10% (from formal training), 20% (from mentors) and 70% from on-the-job involvement. Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) pathway is available to people who have previous training under the Training and Information Program (TIP) and who have been practising at level 1. What is RPL? Applicants for this Unit of Competency must have
  • a Unique Student Identifier (USI). This can be obtained by clicking here
  • been selected and sponsored by a valid ex-service organisation using the selection guidelines.
  • a desire to acquire and continually improve their skills over time.
  • All level Level 1 learning components must be completed in order to complete the Unit of Competency. There are also a number of pre-requisite components to be undertaken prior to attending the Level 1 consolidation unit which is an attendance unit.
    Trainees will be required to keep a logbook of on-the-job experience which will be used as part of the evidence for inferring competence. Mentors and assessors will report on a candidate`s progress through a portal on the ATDP website.
    Wellbeing Advocate Level 1
    MILADW001
    This Unit of Competency is designed to provide a new entrant into Advocacy training with the skills and knowledge to assist in obtaining the services to which a veteran or dependants might have an entitlement. Level 1 advocates must always practice under the supervision of a more experienced wellbeing advocate. The training pathway consists of a number of components, all of which must be satisfactorily completed before a Level 1 statement of attainment can be issued. During the whole training process, the candidate must have a mentor and an on-the-job overseer to assist them in skills development. (The mentor and the overseer may be the same person.) The training stream assumes the candidates gain their knowledge and skills on the basis of 10% (from formal training), 20% (from mentors) and 70% from on-the-job involvement. Recognition of Prior Learning pathway is available to people who have previous training under the Training and Information Program (TIP) and who have been practicing at level 1. What is RPL? Applicants for this Unit of Competency must have:
  • a Unique Student Identifier (USI). This can be obtained by clicking here
  • been selected and sponsored by a valid ex-service organisation using the selection guidelines.
  • a desire to acquire and continually improve their skills over time.
  • All Level 1 units must be completed in order to complete the Unit of Competency. There are also a number of pre-requisite components to be undertaken prior to attending the Level 1 consolidation program.
    Trainees will be required to keep a logbook of on-the-job experience which will be used as part of the evidence for inferring competence. Mentors and assessors will report on a candidate`s progress through a portal on the ATDP website.
    Compensation Advocate Level 2
    MILADC002
    This is the second part of the compensation training program and consists of a number of components, all of which must be satisfactorily completed before a level 2 certificate can be issued. A candidate is able to achieve this Unit of Competency in one of two ways. The training pathway, where they must already hold the level 1 qualification or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) pathway. The training pathway takes a Level 1 advocate to a stage where they are able to assist a veteran (with minimal supervision) with a primary claim under any of the Acts covering military compensation. The Advocate will also be able to analyse a decision and determine whether an appeal may be warranted. The decision to appeal rests with a Level 3 (VRB) or Level 4 (AAT) advocate. During the whole training process, the candidate must have a mentor and an on-the-job overseer to assist them in skills development. (The mentor and the overseer may be the same person.) The training stream assumes the candidates gain their knowledge and skills on the basis of 10% (from formal training), 20% (from mentors) and 70% from on-the-job involvement. Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is available to people who have undergone previous TIP training, at level 2, in all acts covering military rehabilitation and compensation. What is RPL? Must have completed Compensation Advocate Level 1 Unit of Competency or meet eligibility for RPL. In addition all applicants must have a desire to acquire and continually improve their skills over time. All level Level 1 units must be completed in order to begin training for this Unit of Competency. There are also a number of pre-requisite units to be undertaken prior to attending the Level 2 consolidation component which is an attendance program. Candidates in the training pathway will be required to keep a logbook of on-the-job experience which will be used as part of the evidence for inferring competence. Mentors and assessors will report on a candidate`s progress through a portal on the ATDP website.
    Wellbeing Advocate Level 2
    MILADW002
    This Unit of Competency is the second part of the wellbeing training program and is designed to provide the skills and knowledge to be able to connect a person with services to improve their daily lives. There are two pathways to achieving this Unit of Competency; training and Recognition of Prior Learning. The training pathway consists of a number of components, all of which must be satisfactorily completed before a Level 2 certificate can be issued. During the whole training process, the candidate must have a mentor and an on-the-job overseer to assist them in skills development. (The mentor and the overseer may be the same person.) The training pathway assumes the candidates gain their knowledge and skills on the basis of 10% (from formal training), 20% (from mentors) and 70% from on-the-job involvement. The Recognition of Prior Learning pathway is available to people who have previous relevant training and experience such as under the Training and Information Program (TIP) and who have been practising at level 2. What is RPL? Must have completed Wellbeing Advocate Level 1 Unit of Competency or be eligible for RPL. In addition they must have a desire to acquire and continually improve their skills over time. All Level 1 components must be completed in order to begin this Unit of Competency. There are also a number of pre-requisite components to be undertaken prior to attending the Level 2 consolidation component which is an attendance program. Trainees will be required to keep a logbook of on-the-job experience which will be used as part of the evidence for inferring competence. Mentors and assessors will report on a candidate`s progress through a portal on the ATDP website.
    Compensation Advocate Level 3
    MILADC003
    This Unit of Competency prepares a Level 2 compensation advocate for submitting and presenting an appeal against a primary decision, under the VEA, DCRA or MRCA. Must hold Compensation Advocate Level 2 qualification. Trainees must complete a Workplace Experience Logbook
    Compensation Advocate Level 4
    MILADC004
    This Unit of Competency prepares a Level 3 compensation advocate for submitting and presenting an appeal, under the VEA, DCRA or MRCA, before the Administrative Appeals Tribunal. Must hold Compensation Advocate Level 3 qualification. Trainees must complete a Workplace Experience Logbook

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